Canadian Medical Association

Canmore, Alta.; University of Alberta, 1970; family medicine. Died Aug. 19, 2018, aged 71. Survived by her husband, Dr. James Emmett, 3 children and 5 grandchildren. “Her proudest achievement was being named Family Physician of the Year for Alberta by the College of Family Physicians of Canada in 2006. Josephine was an innovator in delivery-of-care models in family practice. She was a founding member of the Calgary Foothills Primary Care Network and the Low Risk Maternity Care Clinic. Dedicated to providing obstetric care in a family practice setting, she delivered over 3,000 children during her career. Josephine was also active in medical politics, serving as president of the Foothills Hospital Medical Staff in 1988. In 1996, she became the first elected president of the Calgary Regional Staff Association.” A former colleague wrote: “She was a great role model in the early days at Foothills Hospital. So many activities, so much generosity.”